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Industrial and High-Tech leaders must take Capgemini’s growing capabilities seriously after Altran acquisition

Jul 16, 2019 Ollie O’Donoghue


The intense consolidation in the services industry continues with old rivals Altran and Capgemini downing their weapons and opting for the sweaty embrace of a merger instead. Already touted by both firms as a game changer for industrial and tech companies, the merger aims to combine the consulting and IT services heritage of Capgemini with the engineering and R&D capabilities of Altran. It’s a push into the competitive and rapidly growing Industry 4.0 market segment, which Capgemini calls “Intelligent Industry,” and it adds design thinking depth to Capgemini’s wider portfolio. Industry and high-tech leaders must take this tie-up seriously as they assess current and future partners to help them drive out industry 4.0 capabilities.

 

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